The Resource The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism, Pascal Bruckner ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall

The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism, Pascal Bruckner ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall

Label
The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism
Title
The tyranny of guilt
Title remainder
an essay on Western masochism
Statement of responsibility
Pascal Bruckner ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism - the West has on shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. It has become a pathology, and even an obstacle to fighting today's atrocities. Bruckner, one of France's leading writers and public intellectuals, argues that obsessive guilt has obscured important realities. The West has no monopoly on evil, and has destroyed monsters as well as created them - leading in the abolition of slavery, renouncing colonialism, building peaceful and prosperous communities, and establishing rules and institutions that are models for the world. The West should be proud - and ready to defend itself and its values. In this, Europeans should learn from Americans, who still have sufficient self-esteem to act decisively in a world of chaos and violence. Lamenting the vice of anti-Americanism that grips so many European intellectuals, Bruckner urges a renewed transatlantic alliance, and advises Americans not to let recent foreign policy misadventures sap their own confidence."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruckner, Pascal
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.B7613 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization, Western
  • International relations
  • Guilt
  • Self-hate (Psychology)
  • World politics
  • Civilization, Western
  • Guilt
  • Intellectual life
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • Self-hate (Psychology)
  • World politics
  • Schuldgefühl
  • Kulturphilosophie
  • Western countries
  • Western countries
  • Western countries
  • Europa
Label
The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism, Pascal Bruckner ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guilt peddlers -- The irremediable and despondency -- The ideology that stammers -- The self-flagellants of the Western world -- A thirst for punishment -- The pathologies of debt -- Placing the enemy in one's heart -- The vanities of self-hatred -- One-way repentance -- The false quarrel over Islamophobia -- Innocence recovered -- How central is the Near East? -- "Zionism, the criminal DNA of humanity" -- Unmasking the usurper -- A delicate arbitrage -- America doubly damned -- The fanaticism of modesty -- A tardy conversion to virtue -- The empire of emptiness -- The pacification of the past -- The guilty imagination -- Recovering self-esteem -- The twofold lesson -- The second Golgotha -- Misinterpretations of Auschwitz -- Hitlerizing history -- The twofold colonial nostalgia -- Listen to my suffering -- On victimization as a career -- Protect minorities or emancipate the individual? -- What duty of memory? -- Depression in paradise : France, a symptom and caricature of Europe -- A universal victim? -- The wild ass's skin -- Who are the reactionaries? -- The triumph of fear -- Metamorphosis or decline? -- Doubt and faith : the quarrel between Europe and the United States -- To be or to have -- The troublemakers in history -- The archaism of the soldier -- The swaggering Colossus
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780691143767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009032666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431934473
  • (OCoLC)ocn431934473
Label
The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism, Pascal Bruckner ; translated from the French by Steven Rendall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guilt peddlers -- The irremediable and despondency -- The ideology that stammers -- The self-flagellants of the Western world -- A thirst for punishment -- The pathologies of debt -- Placing the enemy in one's heart -- The vanities of self-hatred -- One-way repentance -- The false quarrel over Islamophobia -- Innocence recovered -- How central is the Near East? -- "Zionism, the criminal DNA of humanity" -- Unmasking the usurper -- A delicate arbitrage -- America doubly damned -- The fanaticism of modesty -- A tardy conversion to virtue -- The empire of emptiness -- The pacification of the past -- The guilty imagination -- Recovering self-esteem -- The twofold lesson -- The second Golgotha -- Misinterpretations of Auschwitz -- Hitlerizing history -- The twofold colonial nostalgia -- Listen to my suffering -- On victimization as a career -- Protect minorities or emancipate the individual? -- What duty of memory? -- Depression in paradise : France, a symptom and caricature of Europe -- A universal victim? -- The wild ass's skin -- Who are the reactionaries? -- The triumph of fear -- Metamorphosis or decline? -- Doubt and faith : the quarrel between Europe and the United States -- To be or to have -- The troublemakers in history -- The archaism of the soldier -- The swaggering Colossus
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780691143767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009032666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431934473
  • (OCoLC)ocn431934473

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